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PREP BASEBALL: Carl Junction erupts on offense in four-inning win over Mount Vernon

SoMo Sports staff reports

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carl Junction hung crooked numbers on the scoreboard in the three of the four innings in the 15-0 shortened win over Mount Vernon in the final game on the second day of the Bill O’Dell Tournament on Tuesday. 

The Bulldogs (8-2) scored three times in the first, five times in the third and seven more runs in the fourth to end the game via run rule

Noah Southern highlighted the first-inning scoring with a two-run single through the left side to plate Carson Johnson and Drew Beyer. Johnson tripled to left to lead off the frame before Beyer drew a walk.

Carl Junction’s first run on the third scored on a Mount Vernon error before Cole Stewart scored Brendyn Downs with a sac fly to center. Johnson reached on an infield single in the next at-bat to bring home a run and make the score 6-0. Southern picked up an RBI on a groundout and Alex Baker drew a walk with the bases loaded to wrap the scoring. 

A pair of Mountaineers errors with runners on in the fourth allowed two Bulldog runs to score before Johnson doubled to center field to plate Stewart. Johnson added an RBI double before three more unearned runs scored aided by Mount Vernon miscues to end the game. 

Beyer earned the win on the bump after pitching four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six.

Johnson had three hits, including a double and a triple, drove in two and scored twice. Southern had one hit and a team-high three RBI.

Carl Junction continues action in the Bill O’Dell Tournament with a 4:30 p.m. matchup against Seneca.


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